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CONTENTdm Cookbook: Language

21. Language

This field is mandatory if applicable. If the digital object is or includes text, this field should be used to indicate the language of that text.

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Repeatable Yes. Enter each language in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space.
Field Name Language
DC Mapping Language
Search No
Hide Yes
Vocabulary No
Definition Indicates the language(s) of the intellectual content of the resource. This implies the language(s) in which a text is written or the spoken language(s) of an audio or video resource. Visual images do not usually have a language unless there is significant text in a caption or in the image itself.
Usage

Indicate language using 3-letter MARC language codes.

List the most prominent language first, if more than one is used.

Include a textual description of any non-English language content in the Description field.

Examples

eng

spa

ger

Template Yes. If the same language applies to the entire collection, use the Template Creator to input the data once for all records.
Nickname langua

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